Concept Life Sciences is embarking on a multimillion-pound expansion programme and rebranding. In 2017 we will be investing in increased laboratory capacity and scientific staff. A new website will also be launched soon. Read all about our plans below.

Over the last two years we have been busy integrating our acquired businesses to build a fully joined up service in chemistry, biology and analytics for our customers in the biopharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, consumer and environmental services sectors.

We now intend to expand our laboratory operations by around 30% and our scientific staff by a similar number. By the end of the year we expect to have nearly 200 employees qualified to higher degree and PhD level. This will bring our total to almost 700 people.

To reflect the transformation of our business into an organisation that offers a world class integrated service, we have decided to brand our operations under the name Concept Life Sciences. This change becomes effective from 1st March 2017.

A new website will be launched shortly as part of our rebranding programme. Until then please use this site to discover more about our current capabilities and services.

Delivering Science

Our life sciences team includes many published PhD level scientists who are acknowledged experts in their particular field within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, agrochemical and consumer products industries.

Together we are a business that employs over 600 people working out of 24 locations spread across the UK. Our specialist laboratory facilities have been developed to meet the needs of our clients and we are constantly adding to our techniques, as client demands require. We also operate large volume laboratory testing facilities that provide a highly responsive local service.


With our range of services to support drug discovery and development from first concept to the clinic door, we specialise in delivering difficult projects to challenging timelines.
We have the resources to deliver a range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to support our clients’ increasingly stringent quality and food safety standards.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and in vitro dermal absorption plays a key role in supporting the development of new products for the personal care and cosmetic markets.
We provide chemical design & synthesis, scale up, exploratory toxicology, investigative toxicology, in vitro dermal absorption and analytical services to the agrochemical industry.
We have laboratory resources to test water, soil, air and waste products for contaminants and evaluate their impact on occupational health and the environment.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and metabolism and absorption is used by the specialty and petrochemical industries as well as emerging hi-tech industries such as printable electronics, diagnostics and nanotechnology.
Our team of expert consultants provide advice and guidance on the many different challenges our clients face managing the built and natural environment.

Latest News

Analytical Services Training Courses

22.03.17 News

Concept Life Sciences – Analytical Services are hosting several training courses across the UK. Continuing on from the success of 2016, course dates have now been booked for the Microbiology and Pesticides training courses in Cambridge. INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY TESTING IN FOOD CAMBRIDGE Price includes refreshments, lunch and an optional guided tour of the laboratory. […]


09.03.17 News

Research carried out at Concept Life Sciences (formerly CXR Biosciences), the investigative & exploratory toxicology company, is being presented in two posters at the upcoming Society Of Toxicology (SOT) 2017 annual meeting in Baltimore on 12th – 16th March.  This mechanistic research has been performed in partnership with Endura SpA, Science Strategies LLC and Honeywell. […]

Paul Doyle takes up Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) post at Concept Life Sciences

08.03.17 News

Paul Doyle has taken up the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Concept Life Sciences. The news of his new role coincides with the news that the Concept Life Sciences Group has embarked upon a multimillion pound investment drive, comprising a comprehensive expansion and rebranding programme, to give its international client base a world class […]

Concept Life Sciences Celebrates International Women’s Day

07.03.17 News

This week, Concept Life Sciences has decided to #beboldforchange. In support of International Women’s Day this Wednesday, Concept Life Sciences will be celebrating women across the group. With no story the same, we will be offering an insight into female achievements within the company, applauding women from all backgrounds and positions. Friday 10th March: Sarah […]

Concept Life Sciences Group Announces Multi-Million Pound Expansion Programme and Rebranding

01.03.17 News

Concept Life Sciences Group, the business formed in 2014 to break into the international Discovery & Development and Analytical markets, has announced its intention to significantly increase its investment in laboratory capacity and scientific staff. Michael Fort, Concept’s Executive Chairman said “The last two years has seen our company successfully integrate its acquired businesses and […]

RTPI Seminar

REC Ltd announces two seminars in association with the RTPI

27.02.17 News

REC Ltd is pleased to announce two upcoming seminars addressing the key issues of contaminated land and ecology, in association with the Royal Town and Planning Institute (RTPI) in Scotland and Manchester respectively. Part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, UK environmental consultancy, REC Ltd has been working with developers, planning advisors and local planning […]

Concept Life Sciences Announced as Finalists (x2!) for National Retrosynthesis Competition 2017

17.01.17 News

Congratulations to TWO teams at Concept Life Sciences who have been selected to compete in the final of the 4th National SCI/ RSC Retrosynthesis Competition 2017. From over 100 entries both the ‘Peakdale Chapel Team’ and ‘The Vinylagous Seven’ (based at Peakdale’s Sandwich site), have been shortlisted and will compete against 8 other teams in the final taking […]

REC Introduce Daylight and Lighting Impact Assessment Services Across The UK

13.01.17 News

REC, a national environmental consultancy and part of the Concept Life Sciences group, is now delivering Daylight and Lighting Impact Assessment services throughout the UK.  As the latest addition to REC’s extensive range of environmental solutions, REC’s consultants will be delivering specialist Daylight and Lighting Impact Assessments to a range of residential, industrial, retail and […]

Concept Life Sciences Sponsors Scotland’s Life Sciences Dinner & Annual Awards 2017

06.01.17 News

Concept Life Sciences is pleased to announce sponsorship of the ‘Investment of the Year‘ Award at the Scotland Life Sciences Dinner & Annual Awards. The Awards will be held on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at the National Museum of Scotland. The evening will play host to more than 800 guests celebrating the outstanding achievements for the Life […]

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